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Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.

Awards: #1 in the Top 10 ALA Quick Picks, ALA's Rainbow List, a Governor General Literary Award Finalist, Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance.

Yes, it's my own arm on the cover of SCARS.

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Caitlyn, a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power at all can kill her, must decide between saving herself or saving the world.

Awards: A finalist for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.

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Kate sees visions of the future--but only when she has an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, and a schoolmate killing herself, Kate must trigger more attacks--but that could kill her.

Awards: 2013 Gold Winner, Wise Bear Digital Awards, YA Paranormal category.

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Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Alternatives To Self-Harm

by Cheryl Rainfield, 2011

Emotional Pain:

  • Ask for a hug;

  • Talk it out;

  • Look at feel-good images;

  • Listen to soothing music;

  • Write, paint, or dance it out;

  • Pat or play with pets.

Self-Blame:

  • Forgive yourself, and the child you once were;

  • Remember how vulnerable you were;

  • Turn your anger on your abusers (in your mind);

  • Treat yourself the way you would a friend, someone you love.

Anger:

  • Go for a run;

  • Punch a pillow;

  • Throw raw eggs into the tub;

  • Scream into a pillow.

Alternative to Suicide:

  • Call a crisis line;

  • Talk to a friend. Tell them how you feel;

  • Read Mari Collings' Reasons Not to Kill Yourself.

Written by Cheryl Rainfield, author of Scars, a teen novel about a girl who self-harms to cope with abuse.

Click here to download Alternatives to Self-Harm.

©Cheryl Rainfield, 2011

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